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Each Saturday, the Internet Radio Superstars (Colin, Sean, Holly and Michaela) assemble for some movie watchin' and analysis, with the accent on geek cinema, horror, sci-fi, and action films - chosen round-robin style by the Saturday Night Freak Show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Each Saturday, the Internet Radio Superstars (Colin, Sean, Holly and Michaela) assemble for some movie watchin' and analysis, with the accent on geek cinema, horror, sci-fi, and action films - chosen round-robin style by the Saturday Night Freak Show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Rockford, IL

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Each Saturday, the Internet Radio Superstars (Colin, Sean, Holly and Michaela) assemble for some movie watchin' and analysis, with the accent on geek cinema, horror, sci-fi, and action films - chosen round-robin style by the Saturday Night Freak Show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Swamp Thing (1982)

4/10/2021
Colin sits ringside for the colossal battle of the swamp monsters alongside Swamp Thing (1982), Wes Craven's adaptation of DC Comic's iconic plant man. When a laboratory incident transforms a scientist into a swamp monster, he finds blossoming love with none other than 80's monster girl Adrienne Barbeau. Listen as we talk helmet hair, bug-eyed rubber monster fights, PG-rated boob shots, and the perils of actors navigating alligator infested swamp water on this week's exciting episode! See...

Duration:01:18:59

The Stepford Wives (2004)

4/3/2021
Michaela takes to task Frank Oz' comedic reworking of The Stepford Wives (2004), a big budget all-star misfire which turns a chilling 1970's feminist paranoia thriller into a toothless skit show starring Matthew Broderick and Nicole Kidman. Listen as we talk about square dancing gradeschoolers, mandatory fun days, piggy bank robot wives and more on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:15:21

Serial Mom (1994)

3/27/2021
Holly finds life might be perfect by murdering those who disrupt domestic tranquility along with Serial Mom (1994), director John Waters satirical take on American suburbia and the celebrity culture around serial killers. Kathleen Turner stars as the picture perfect housewife-slash-serial killer. Listen as we talk about Franklin Mint collectibles, having a dog wash your feet, and commit the cardinal sin of not recycling our trash on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for...

Duration:01:14:20

Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)

3/20/2021
Sean loves slasher sequels just like Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), a killer-on-the-loose-at-a-college-campus vintage that finds a group of co-ed film students stalked by a demented whacko in a fencing mask. Listen as we wallow in watered down teen horror, try to make sense of nonsensical plots, and then try to make an impassioned-but-illogical defense of the movie for our final act! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:27:28

Slugs (1988)

3/13/2021
Colin thinks weaponized salt battle trucks should be a no brainer in the fight against Slugs (1988), a gory eco-horror flick from the director of Pieces. When mutant, man-eating slugs ooze up from the earth, a band of working class heroes must unite to stop the slimy suckers before they consume an entire town! Listen as we talk about methane pollution, bloody sex scenes, exploding heads, exploding towns, and more on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:01:24:17

Iced (1988)

3/6/2021
Michaela thinks there should be more ski resort-set slasher movies like Iced (1988), which transplants the tried-and-true formula to a snowy mountain cabin where several couples are menaced and murdered by a masked skier, probably as retribution for a long-ago death. Listen as we tell tales of killer Jeffs, hot tub electrocutions, ski pole impalements, icicles as murder weapons, and even more on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:19:58

Nightbeast (1982)

2/27/2021
Holly joins the hunt for an ugly (but sharply-dressed) alien spree killer in Nightbeast (1982). After crash landing on Earth, the titular creature begins alternately vaporizing and eating the residents of a woodsy small town, leading the sheriff, his female deputy, and the town's man-of-action to track it down. Listen as we marvel at the wonders of backyard filmmaking while enduring cinema's most awkward love scene, while an alien lunatic runs around disembowling and beheading the townsfolk,...

Duration:01:17:53

Nothing But Trouble (1991)

2/20/2021
Sean commits the cardinal sin of bringing Nothing But Trouble (1991) to the Freak Show, a movie reviled for being too gross, too weird to exist. But here it is. Writer/director/star Dan Aykroyd reimagines the Texas Chainsaw Massacre as a PG-13 comedy, casting himself as a cantankerous judge who holds Chevy Chase and Demi Moore hostage in his boobytrapped hoarder mansion. Listen as Holly and Michaela curse the day Sean was born and relive trauma involving grey hot dogs and even more on this...

Duration:01:18:02

Never Too Young to Die (1986)

2/13/2021
Colin finds that when you're the son of a secret agent, you're Never Too Young to Die (1986). John Stamos plays an unlikely action hero, a college student pressed into service against his deceased dad's arch enemy, a hermaphrodite terrorist played by KISS' Gene Simmons in drag! Listen as we talk about an aversion to long fingernails, sexual frustration and apples, water hose seduction, and more on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:18:54

Rad (1986)

2/6/2021
Michaela gets behind the handlebars of a BMX bike and finds it's Rad (1986). Stuntman-turned-director Hal Needham guides a small town group of bike enthusiasts as they compete against world-traveled pros in an arena dubbed the Helltrack. Listen as we talk toy stuntman playsets, terrible paperboys, cakes in the oven, and marvel at the BMX prom on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:24:29

Killer Workout (aka Aerobicide, 1987)

1/25/2021
You demanded it, so we're watching Killer Workout (aka Aerobicide, 1987), the last of our Listener's Choice picks for 2021! Someone's murdering the customers of Rhonda's Workout with a giant safety pin; it's up to a detective and an undercover private eye to unmask the suspect. Listen as we talk about beautiful gyrating bodies, backyard fights, broken drywall, and the hidden origins of the 80's video aerobics videos on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and...

Duration:01:23:49

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

1/23/2021
You asked for it, so we're blasting Lectroids from Planet 10 along with The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984), a totally bizarro cult item that stars Peter Weller as a scientist, neurosurgeon, martial arts expert and rock star trying to prevent John Lithgow from stealing a device and preventing aliens destroying the planet. Listen as we discover that "wherever you go, there you are" as we try to unscramble one of the world's weirdest movies on this week's exciting...

Duration:01:18:47

The Hidden (1987)

1/16/2021
You demanded it, so we're chasing down body-hopping alien thrill-killers in The Hidden (1987), a genre-bending sci-fi buddy cop movie that pairs Flashdance's Michael Nouri with Twin Peaks' Kyle MacLachlan as a cop and an FBI agent on the trail of a criminal alien slug from another planet! Listen as we talk alien physiology, what it means to be human, and find out we're driving the meat puppet on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:18:27

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

1/9/2021
We shake the pillars of Heaven and burrow deep into the mystical Chinese underworld of John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China (1986), the first of our Listener's Choice month selections. Join us as we hop aboard the Pork Chop Express with blowhard hero Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) and get into all sorts of martial arts mayhem beneath the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown and listen to Carpenter croon the film's title track on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for...

Duration:01:28:06

Best and Worst of 2020

1/2/2021
It's that time of year again where we compile our lists of the Best and Worst Movies of 2020, except this year there was a dearth of new movies so we went a little broader for this special episode, tackling Best TV Show, Best New to You Movie or TV Show, Most Unexpected/Guilty Pleasure, Best/Favorite Movie of 2020, and Biggest Disappointment/Worst Movie of 2020! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:59:21

Night Claws (2012)

12/26/2020
Holly goes hunting a Sasquatch who maims his victims with his Night Claws (2012), a sub-low budget horror flick from prolific C-grade action movie helmer David A. Prior, pitting sheriff Reb Brown (Yor: The Hunter From the Future) against the titular rampaging beast. Listen as we reminisce about the direct-to-VHS rental days, try to get Sean to sing the film's "Legend of Cooter Brown" ballad, and the bizarre twist-upon-a-twist inclusion of Frank Stallone, all on this week's exciting...

Duration:01:18:00

Bloodbeat (1983)

12/19/2020
Sean tries to break reality itself (and the brains of the Freak Show crew) with Bloodbeat (1983), a rightfully forgotten Christmas horror pic, shot in rural Wisconsin, which features a woman possessed by the spirit of a vengeful Samurai. Because...why not? Listen as we explore the phenomena of mystical boinging, the sonic landscapes of the Wisconsin farmland, and collectively lose our minds on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:11:36

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

12/12/2020
Colin think's Peter Cushing's doctor is the monster in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Hammer Films full-color, blood and guts version of the classic tale, which made a star out of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee and launched a revitalized interest in Gothic horror in the age of sci-fi and atomic monsters. Listen as we deep dive into stuntman safety, punchable faces, child murder and more on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:17:55

Fire in the Sky (1993)

12/5/2020
Michaela wants to believe the truth is out there about the Fire in the Sky (1993), a dramatization of the supposedly true story of Travis Walton, a forester who was allegedly abducted by a UFO in 1975. We've got an all-star cast including Robert Patrick, D.B. Sweeny and James Garner and one of the most nightmarish sequences ever conducted on an alien operating table. Listen as we talk belief in extra-terrestrials, anal probes, hot magma, flannel, and the secret origin of Wonder Woman, all on...

Duration:01:18:56

John Carpenter's Body Bags (1993)

11/28/2020
Holly discovers every body tells a story in the morgue of John Carpenter's Body Bags (1993), a made-for-TV anthology film which was intended to be Showtime's answer to HBO's Tales From the Crypt...but never took off. The Horror Master uses his wit and ghoulish panache to introduce three terrifying tales. How do they stack up? Listen as we talk serial killer slashers, horrifying hair histrionics, and Mark Hamill at his craziest on this week's exciting episode! See acast.com/privacy for...

Duration:01:33:19